MATTHEW 13:15

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For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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Matthew 13:15 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
this τούτου Of (from or concerning) this (person or thing) this
people's λαοῦ A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) peoples
heart καρδία The heart, i.e., (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle heart
is waxed gross, ἐπαχύνθη To thicken, i.e., (by implication) to fatten (figuratively, stupefy or render callous) waxed gross
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
their (No Greek definition. English implied.)
ears ὠσὶν The ear (physically or mentally) ears
are dull of βαρέως Heavily (figuratively) are dull
hearing, ἤκουσαν To hear (in various senses) hearing
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
their αὐτῶν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons their
eyes ὀφθαλμοὺς The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) eyes
they have closed; ἐκάμμυσαν To shut down, i.e., close the eyes closed
lest at any time μήποτε Not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps) lest any time
they should see ἴδωσιν Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know should see
with eyes, ὀφθαλμοῖς The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) eyes
their (No Greek definition. English implied.)
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
hear ἀκούσωσιν To hear (in various senses) hear
with ears, ὠσὶν The ear (physically or mentally) ears
their (No Greek definition. English implied.)
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
should understand συνῶσιν To put together, i.e., (mentally) to comprehend; by implication, to act piously should understand
with heart, καρδίᾳ The heart, i.e., (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle heart
their (No Greek definition. English implied.)
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
should be converted, ἐπιστρέψωσιν To revert (literally, figuratively or morally) should converted
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
I should heal ἰάσωμαι To cure (literally or figuratively) should heal
them. αὐτούς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them

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  • 13  Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

  • 14  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

  • 15  For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

  • 16  But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

  • 17  For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.




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